Professional Development, Ethics, Young Lawyers Division

Best Practices for New Lawyers 2015


As a recently licensed attorney, sure you can quote hearsay exceptions, hammer out memos within 3 hours, and generally dazzle people with your extensive substantive legal knowledge. But can you manage clients and partners' expectations, effectively communicate with opposing counsel, and ultimately avoid the kinds of mistakes that young lawyers can make that can expose them to disciplinary actions or even claims from their clients? Do you know how to properly begin and end the lawyer-client relationship? Are you familiar with the myriad of resources and services available to Tennessee attorneys? If not, don't despair because you are not alone and help is on the way.

This program will feature presentations from well-respected attorneys, talking about the things they wish they had known on their first day as a practicing attorney.

Topics Include: 

  • Keeping Clients Happy and Staying Out of Trouble
  • Beginning and Ending the Client Relationship
  • Civility and Professionalism
  • Resources and Services for Tennessee Attorneys

SAVE MONEY: Use the prepaid CLE credits that come with your TBA Complete Membership and save on this course. Not a TBA member, join now to start saving.  


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Course Information June 05, 2015
  • Registration: 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Schedule: 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Nashville, TN
Tennessee Bar Center, 2nd Floor
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ethics Credit
  • Parking Validation
Course Credits Dual Credits: 3.00
General Credits: 0.00
Total Credits: 3

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please contact TBA for Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama credit.

Course Agenda

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